Purchased tires based on price for my winter beater car and was amazed by their performance in snow. Best snow tire I've ever driven on. Got lazy and left them mounted for 3 years but drove the vehicle year round as needed. I found them to be good performers in summer conditions for which they obviously are not intended. Still have better than 50% tread remaining, still have incredible traction in snow and ice. Everybody I have recommended these tires to thanks me repeatedly for the tip! Buy these tires with no reservations, it will be money well spent.